Stop That Ringing or Buzzing in Your Ears!
How we are different?
We developed a ground-breaking program to address this increasingly common disorder.
Our model proposes that the brain is forming a memory-like process in its auditory map sites, in a way that a constant noise from the environment is translated to neural firing patterns and imprinted on specific sites in the Neuro-Auditory system.
In other words, the brain continues to perceive a sound that is no longer there.
This can happen from a concussion, a loud sound, drug abuse, an asymmetrical activity of both sides of the brain (unilateral Tinnitus) or from an emotional trauma combined with chronic stress.
At NIb3, we have integrated a sophisticated approach which involves measuring neuro-physiological activities, reflexogenic responses and auditory perception. We normalize these activities, balancing the neural responses and re-map auditory perception.
Call at 844.713.6423 to schedule your Free Assessment; we will put together a dedicated program suited for your needs, breaking you FREE from that buzzing in your ears.
Tinnitus (or ringing in the ears) affects 1 in 5 people. Tinnitus is a perception of constant or intermittent sound with no external source. Most of the people with tinnitus experience a ringing sound, although for others it may be a whistling, buzzing, chirping, roaring, hissing, or humming sound. A growing number of studies are pointing to the nervous system as the origin of Tinnitus.
Although often perceived to be linked to hearing loss, it is actually not. Tinnitus does not cause hearing loss and in some cases can actually become more sensitive to sound and need to take necessary steps to muffle sound.
The severity of the ringing or buzzing can vary depending on your environmental surroundings. You may notice it more in a quiet room and can cause difficulties sleeping.
What causes Tinnitus?
The most common cause of Tinnitus is from pro-longed loud noise exposure. Loud noises cause permanent damage to the sound sensitive cells of the ear and often people who have tinnitus already suffer from hearing loss due to loud noise exposure. Whether it be from working in a loud facility or with loud equipment or from one loud noise exposure, you can suffer from tinnitus.
Other causes may be:
- Blockages due to ear wax
- Meniere’s Disease
- Injuries to head and neck
- Jaw problems or TMJ
- Cardiovascular diseases and high blood pressure
If you are suffering or believe you are suffering from Tinnitus, give us a call today!
At NIb3, we work with you on an individual level to determine what the cause is and what the best treatment program is for you!
Tinnitus is the perception of auditory sounds such as ringing, buzzing, or hissing without any external source. The sensation can be unilateral or bilateral, occur intermittently or on a constant basis, and range in intensity of volume. It is estimated that more than 360,000 Canadians suffer from Tinnitus (Hearing Foundation of Canada, 2018). Tinnitus most commonly develops due to a trauma causing a cochlear lesion such as prolonged exposure to loud noises, sudden hearing loss, or ototoxic medications. These lead to impairments of the neural auditory pathways and cause neuroplastic changes to brain regions involved in emotion, attention, memory, perception, and salience functions (Langguth, B., Kreuzer, P. M., Kleinjung, T., & De Ridder, D, 2013). Tinnitus treatments in Toronto commonly involve medications such as tricyclic anti-depressants or lidocaine, the use of white noise machines, cochlear implants, and/or hearing aids (Langguth et al, 2013). These methods rarely resolve the Tinnitus symptoms. Neurofeedback is a method of retraining brain activity in the dysfunctional regions and networks involved in Tinnitus perception to a more normalized state. Tinnitus treatment in Toronto at NIb3 specializes in non-invasive therapies such as neurofeedback, auriculotherapy, sound therapy, and brain stem stimulation techniques.
Hearing Foundation of Canada (2018). Tinnitus.
Retrieved from: http://www.hearingfoundation.ca/tinnitus/
Langguth, B., Kreuzer, P. M., Kleinjung, T., & De Ridder, D. (2013). Tinnitus: Causes and clinical management. The Lancet Neurology, 12(9), 920-30.